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Universal Orlando looks back 25 years, more innovation ahead

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When the Universal Orlando theme park opened in 1990, it was a way for visitors to have fun inspired by the movies they loved – without traveling to California. Director Steven Spielberg held the scissors at the ribbon-cutting. One of the first rides was themed on his movie “E.T.” Even ads for the park had the tone of a movie-quality teaser, promising the “greatest Hollywood production ever.” Jason Surrell, creative director at Universal Creative, saw that ad while still in…

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Family build Star Wars costume for son with cerebral palsy

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A Star Wars-loving Utah family devised an elaborate and awe-inspiring solution to the challenge of finding a Halloween costume for their 5-year-old son with cerebral palsy. Chantelle and Patrick Bailey built a detailed replica of the Millennium Falcon that fits around Sebastian Bailey‘s walker. It is made of corrugated plastic with a wood foundation. It features blue lights in the back and headlights in the front to match the famous spaceship. On top near Sebastian’s arm is a small black…

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Yes, Superman Returns does suck

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I really, really wanted to like this film. And I actually did enjoy all of the components of this movie. It’s a beautifully made film, in fact some of the action sequences are breathtaking. My problem with Superman Returns is, well, Superman. Superman, the comic book hero, the omnipowerful savior, just doesn’t feel real or relevant. And this story isn’t told as science fiction, per se, and so to see a man fly around in tights is just out-and-out ridiculous.…

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